ROCK FALLS – Shirley Knoll Paxton, 82, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Rock Falls Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She was born June 24, 1935, in Sterling, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Fritz) Knoll. She graduated with the class of 1954 from Community High School in Sterling. Shirley married Warren Paxton in 1965; he preceded her in death in 1967.
Survivors include her son, John Paxton of Kingston; her daughter, Joy (Wayne) Grimes of Metropolis; one granddaughter, Cassie; her brother, Carl Knoll of Mississippi; her sister, Karen Knoll of New Mexico; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She also was preceded in death by her father, mother, and stepmother, Margaret Bartel Knoll.
Cremation rites have been accorded by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.
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